Secretary of State Randall Tanner was shocked to discover that the President was a traitor. After three agonizing days he decided that the only possible course of action was that President had to die. Tanner initiated a plot to have President assassinated in a way that would make his death look like an accident. Because Hoskins' mistress, Sarah, knew too much she had to die as well. Five years later Sarah's alcoholic husband finds her diary which eventually falls into the hands of Sarah's daughter, Allison, and ex-CIA analyst, Steve Grant. Now the plotters are in full clean-up mode. Barely one step ahead of the killers, Steve and Allison desperately search for Sarah's last hidden file, the one that contains the whole story about the President, a file they have to find before the killers find them.